Join Us for Experience Simon Weekend with Women’s Conference, Nov. 8–9

As we reflect on the lessons learned and memories made recently at Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference, we are setting our sights on our next opportunity to welcome prospective MBA students to campus: Experience Simon Weekend with Women’s Conference on November 8–9.

The event kicks off on Friday, November 8, at 11:30 a.m. with Women’s Conference, which includes conference sessions focused on professional growth, a fireside chat with University of Rochester President Sarah Mangelsdorf, a Women’s Leadership Panel, and an opportunity to network with Leadership Panelists, current students, and alumni.

Women’s Leadership Panelists include:

  • Sudarshana Bhattacharyya ’07S (MBA) – Director of Operations, Kipling North America, VF Corporation
  • Naomi Cody ’05S (MBA) – Executive Vice President for Marketing, SlimFast
  • Nancy Mueller Handal ’00S (MBA) – Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director, MetLife Investment Management
  • Monica Saxena ’05S (MBA) – Executive Vice President of Brand Marketing, LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Karen Sweet ’04S (MBA) – Senior Manager of Financial Services, Accenture

Experience Simon Weekend programming kicks off at dinner on Friday, where you will have the opportunity to network with Simon alumni, faculty, staff, and current students. The evening will also feature a keynote by Emily Chang ’98, ’00S (MBA), former senior vice president of marketing at Starbucks and current author-in-progress.

On Saturday, November 9, you and other prospective MBA students will fill your day at Simon with the following activities:

  • Alumni and student panels
  • Admissions interview (optional)
  • Campus tour
  • Sample MBA class
  • Networking with faculty, current students, and alumni with work experience at companies including Campbell Soup Company, EY, General Mills, Google, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Simon-Kucher & Partners, and Walmart eCommerce.

After our formal event programming concludes late Saturday afternoon, you will have the option of attending a social event sponsored by Simon Women in Business, where you can meet and mingle with current Simon students and get a taste of student life.

Visiting campus is a great way to assess fit, and at Simon we make it easy with generous travel stipends, complimentary hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, and meals during scheduled events. For more information email

We’re also flexible. Can’t miss work on Friday? Join us on Friday evening for the remainder of the weekend’s programming—dinner begins at 7 p.m. Please note that if you attend the conference, you are required to attend the entire Experience Simon Weekend event. 

Register today to take the first step toward immersing yourself in the Simon community. We hope to see you in Rochester in November!

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